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Catering Sales ManagerChateau Elan Winery & ResortBraselton, GA
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Job Description

Overview

This position will be responsible for the sales, planning, organization, communication and overall execution of Weddings, Social Events, as well as any other event that is sold or assigned. S upervise the daily operations of the Catering area to achieve customer satisfaction, quality service and compliance with local and corporate standard operating procedures. Position is responsible for the daily operations of the Catering area. Recommend procedural changes. May be involved in the budgeting process and monitoring of daily revenues and payroll expenses.
Responsibilities

  • Clear understanding of both monthly forecasting and the annual budget process. Understanding of pace and productivity.
  • Strong yield management skills with an understanding of optimizing the catering mix of business and the use of historical data.
  • Experience evaluating every catering business opportunity to maximize revenue and profitability while achieving customer expectations.
  • Maintain or exceed budgeted sales and profits in all catering areas.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of effective marketing plans for generating catering revenues.
  • Participate in the research the competition's products, services and pricing and use it to develop strategic business plans.
  • Optimize room rental charges.
  • Experience selling to a variety of market segments.
  • Consistently book repeat business by having a track record of long term client relationships.
  • Actively participate in industry related organizations (NACE, MPI).
  • Thorough knowledge of sales techniques including strong closing skills and negotiation skills.
  • Comfortable with hotel site inspections and client presentations.
  • Participate in trade shows and sales blitzes.
  • Track record of strong prospecting efforts.
  • Actively participate in community/civic activities to maintain awareness within community and to create booking opportunities.
  • Excellent creative skills to provide innovative set-ups, menus, and functions for groups. Ability to generate creative and innovative menus while working closely with Chef on pricing specialty menus.
  • Work closely with banquet department on operations and event execution. Ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action.
  • Provide overall direction, coordination, and ongoing evaluation of operations. Detailed execution of all banquet event orders generated by the Catering Sales Department.
  • Experience providing Audio Visual equipment and operating Audio Visual as a profit center.
  • Excellent knowledge of computers, specifically Delphi, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work with outside vendors to ensure client satisfaction for all events and groups.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis. Must be open and fleixble with schedule including weekends.
  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

About Us

Within the sweeping panorama of the north Georgia foothills, Chateau Elan began with the planting of the vineyards in 1981. From these lush vines has grown a 3,500 acre conference and leisure destination. We welcome your interest in applying for a position with Chateau Élan Winery & Resort. For many years, we have served our guests with the highest level of products and service in luxury resorts. We owe our growth and success to our associates who have served our guests with dedication and pride. The key to our continued growth is found in satisfying and exceeding our guests' expectations.We look for people with personality, energy, enthusiasm, excellent grooming and commitment. We nurture and train our associates throughout their tenure here. They, in turn, provide the highest level of guest service making Chateau Élan the special place it is today.Perks include but are not limited to discount hotel stays, discount spa services, discount golf, discount food and beverage, discount retail as well as access to the YouDecide® discount program. YouDecide® offerings include negotiated pricing arrangements for vacation destinations, hotels, vacation planning, rental cars, movie tickets/rentals, consumer electronics, consumer goods and services, personal services and even discounts on cell phones and plans.We value U.S. military experience and invite all qualified military candidates to apply.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

Must have excellent written and verbal communication. Working knowledge of Delphi a plus.

Candidate should be extremely detail oriented, organized, possess exceptional customer service skills, and be able to handle a fast paced environment.

3+ years hotel or catering facility experience, prior wedding planning experience. F&B Operations experience, and ability to work a varied schedule highly desired.

Job Details

Mid level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Midscale
room Count:
251-500
location Type:
Urban

Values

Customer Service
Integrity
Passion
Responsibility
Transparency
Value Creation

Perks

401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Discounts
Dental Benefits
Disability Insurance
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off
Tuition Reimbursement
Vision Benefits
Wellness Programs
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Address100 Rue Charlemagne Drive, Braselton, GA, 30517 View map
Property typeHotel 
classMidscale 
room Count251-500 
location TypeUrban 

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Rachel MonizExecutive Vice President of OperationsRachel Moniz has worked with HEI for over 10 years in a variety of different roles. She first joined the organization as the General Manager of the famed The Liberty Hotel. Her passion for the people and the industry allowed her to quickly grow with HEI and she has since taken on positions such as Regional Vice President of Operations and Group Vice President of Independent Brands and Food & Beverage prior to being named as Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to her time with HEI, Rachel spent her career in different operational roles throughout luxury and lifestyle hotels such as the Ivy Hotel, W San Diego and the St. Regis Aspen. Rachel is involved with a variety of local Boston charities, including the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Project Bread's Walk for Hunger, and the Boston Esplanade Community Clean-Up. Education, Affiliations, Distinctions B.A, Wheelock College
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Clark HanrattiePartner & Chief Financial OfficerClark Hanrattie is responsible for refining the firm’s investment strategies, managing the acquisition/disposition process and fund financial/tax reporting, monitoring economic and industry conditions, and overseeing the firm’s capital markets, investor relations and asset management functions. Prior to joining HEI in February 2004, Clark was a partner at Olympus Real Estate Partners, the real estate-affiliate of LBO-firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, which acquired approximately $5 billion in assets from 1994 to 2003 through three discretionary real estate funds representing nearly $1.7 billion in equity commitments. During his ten year association with Olympus, Clark rose from associate to partner/investment committee member, and was responsible for the firm’s hotel investment activities from 1999 to 2004. Clark either led, or was actively involved in, the acquisition of 63 hotels and resorts, covering approximately $1.35 billion in transaction value. Prior to Olympus, Clark was with Montford Companies, a private real estate concern based in Dallas. Education, Affiliations, Distinctions BS, Texas A&M University Member, the Hotel Development Council of the Urban Land Institute and the New York Hospitality Council
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